Dobromir Draganov

  • London Greater London
Dobromir Draganov

Work History

Work History
2009 - 2011

Designer

Tina Social Club
  • Creating/visualising an idea and producing a design by sketches of clothing and accessories, as well as by computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Presented concepts to director and team
  • Keeping up to date with emerging fashion trends as well as general trends relating to fabrics, colours and shapes
  • Attend fashion shows
  • Sourcing, selecting and buying fabrics, trims, fastenings and embellishments
  • Producing patterns, toiles and technical specifications for designs
  • Makeing tailored designs for individual clients
  • Sew together sections of material to form mockups or samples of garments or articles, using sewing equipment
  • Examine sample garments on and off models, modify designs to achieve desired effects
  • Supervising or working with design team members
  • Developing a pattern that is cut and sewn into sample garments supervising the making up of these
  • Overseeing production
  • Performing business administration tasks
  • Determine prices for styles
  • Negotiating with customers and suppliers
  • Collaborate with other designers to coordinate special products and designs
2007 - 2009

Manager

  • Ensure that each customer receives outstanding service by providing a friendly environment, maintaining solid product knowledge and all other aspects of customer service
  • Maintain good relationship with the regular and permanent customers
  • Maintaining standards for quality, customer service and health and safety work space
  • Responding to customer complaints and comments
  • Planning the layout and design of displays
  • Merchandising, display maintenance, and housekeeping
  • Organising special promotions, displays and events
  • Assist in completing price changes within the department
  • Financial responsibility
  • Finding new ways to improve sales, meet sales targets, forecast volumes, and strategize
  • Maintaining stock levels, ensuring the quality of supplies, and supervising the quantity, type, and scheduling of orders
  • Recruiting, training, supervising, motivating, and reviewing staff, as well as resolving health and safety issues for the store
  • Participate in year-end inventory and cycle counts
2005 - 2007

Personal chef to a politican

  • Prepareing the menus that are to be approved by the employer
  • Planning and coordinating for any upcoming events
  • Cater to political delegations and royal members
  • Train and mentor a kitchen team
  • Preparing quality food and presenting it in an attractive manner
  • Carefully and artfully arrangeing the food 
  • Use of variety of techniques in cooking
  • Ensure the correct preparation and presentation of a consistent level for all food items prepared through production and demonstration
  • Ensures that all food is properly stored
  • Manage and monitor financial budgets, food and labour costs and other associated expenses
2000 - 2005

Chef/Chef de cuisine

Casa Ole/Bankya palace
  • Create and develop menus and recipes to attract customers
  • Ensure the correct preparation and presentation of a consistent level for all food items prepared through production and demonstration
  • Remain updated about the latest trends in cooking and discover new recipes for competitive challenges
  • Experience of managing all operations related to dish in star hotels
  • Train and mentor a kitchen team
  • Preparing quality food and presenting it in an attractive manner
  • Carefully and artfully arrangeing the food 
  • Have expertise in variety of techniques in cooking
  • Communicate with employees and managers to ensure operational needs are met, attend regular operational meetings to ensure effective coordination and cooperation between departments
  • Interact directly with guests to ascertain satisfaction
  • Work harmoniously and profesionally with co-workers and supervisors
  • Manage and monitor financial budgets, food and labour costs and other associated expenses
  • Have got many appreciation and certification, for making excellent dishes

Education

Education
Oct 2005 - May 2009

Bachelor

New Bulgarian University

Fundamental coursework includes textiles, color, tailoring and sewing, fashion history, pattern making, and the design of various clothing such as outerwear or menswear, etc. Classes in human anatomy, painting and sketching as well. Actual practise of sewing, making and calculating patterns, creating conceptual outfits and styling are really important. In the campus are situated practicing cabinets, gallery halls and theatrical stages, witch gives the opportunity for exhibitions and catwalks to be performed. The university organizes internships with manufacturing or design firm.

Sep 1996 - Jun 2000

Radio - Television technician

Mechanical Technical School

Personal skills and Interests

Excellent comunacation skills

Self motivated, creative, and problem solver

Experience in team organization

Excellent team working

Outstanding presentation skillsSelling skillsExperience in working with high class fashion brands and designer accesories

Managment experience

Merchandising skills

Producing creative design solutionsStyling skills

Strong taste level and color sense

Keeping an eye on the constantly changing fashion trends

Excellent sense and passion for prints, patterns, and details

Excellent knowing of the whole process of producing clothes

Excellent sewing skills 

Manufacturing fashion accessories

Making all kind of clothing patterns and beibg able to develop, innovate and improve those

Interest in haute-couture and hand-made designs

Producing tailored designs for individual clients

Design portfoliosEntertainment skills

Experience of working in kitchen and organizing a team

Preparing quality food and presenting it in an attractive mannerEvent organization

Objective

  • To obtain a position in the fashion design industry, where I will develop and employ my best creative, design skills and experience.

Awards and Contests

  • First Prize - "The Suit for the Man of 21 Century", Ruse, Bulgaria (2009)
  • Participated in ITS ( International Talent Support ) fashion competition; Published in "Material and Technique trends" (2009)
  • Second Prize - Woman’s Wear of  “Forum of Bulgarian Textile”, Sofia, Bulgaria (2008)

Driving license

Driving License (Category B)

Computer skills

Microsoft Office/Word,Excel,Powrepoint/

Computer-aided design (CAD)Photoshop

Skills

Skills

Russian

English

Bulgarian (Maternal)

Certifications

Certifications

Culinary Course Certification

Culinary Technical School